Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges

Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges the place where any craft project is allowed.

We're a small design team with big inspiration.

On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Challenge #2 - Let's Quirky Use Red OR Pink + Black AND White

    Welcome to the February challenge here at Quirky Crafts!  Remember, all our challenges will begin on the first Sunday in the month and end on the 28th day of that month.  We will also publish a reminder on the third Sunday of each month.   We have a new theme this month:  Let's Quirky use Red OR Pink + black and white.  How easy is that?

     This month, we have "The Cutting Cafe" as our fantastic sponsor and they generously supplied digis and .svg files to the DT.

They are generously providing the following prizes:

1st Prize:  3 sets from Cutting Cafe
2nd Prize:  2 sets from Cutting Cafe
3rd Prize:  1 set from Cutting Cafe

The images and .svg files kindly supplied to the Design Team by The Cutting Cafe are:

Here's some great inspiration from the team.

Marg using Wheelbarrow Deliveries

I decided to use the Wheelbarrow Deliveries as an Easter card project, which  
has been made for a friend's young daughter, hence the pastel colours. 
I coloured the digis using Harmony Alcohol Markers.  I cut away as 
much of the white paper as I could and then stuck the image 
to the pale green, spotty, card topper and stuck that to the 
card base with foam tape.  The ribbons are both double-bowed and I also added a 3-layer flower 
that was part of a packet that I brought from a local bargain shop that 
sells mainly books & art stuff for all ages. 

using Wheelbarrow Deliveries
with hearts

     I used the basic wheelbarrow, colored it with ProMarkers, then die cut it.  I fussy cut the hearts and added them to the wheelbarrow (since I don't have anything that uses .svg files.)   I also fussy cut and added the wheel which has a heart on it.  The black scalloped circle is also a die cut, as is the large heart with the leaves and flowers on it.  I love that these Cutting Cafe files can be used either with a machine or by fussy cutting!

using Bendi Card Template

     Using The Cutting Cafe's Bendi Card Templates made creating this card a breeze.  I've always wanted to try this type of card and now I have lots of differently styled cutting files/templates, all thanks to The Cutting Cafe.  I chose to use PINK with White and Black, and colored up a digi image from Ike's Art for a cute Mother's Day card.

                                                            using Wheelbarrow Deliveries
     I have used Wheelbarrow Deliveries to make a mini easel.  I couldn't decide which delivery to pick for my wheelbarrow so I used 4 that suited the colour theme.  I have used Sakura pens to colour the image and mounted the strawberries and apples on some black card and 3D foam pads to create a stopper.

     Cazzy's away on a much needed break and will join us when she returns in a few days!

     To see who won the last challenge, see the previous post below this one.  Any crafty project is acceptable as usual.  Important: BEFORE you link up, please add a link to the Quirky Crafts Challenges blog (http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com - the blog, not this post) to your post or you will not be able to enter.  When you have done this, you can go ahead and add a link to your blog post or your online photo gallery, SCS, etc., using the button or link below.  If you don't have a blog (or inlinkz will not accept your non-blog link), you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link. Good luck!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Amazing challenge, I had fun playing along and seeing all the lovely makes! Thank you so much. Hugs :-) See you next challenge!!!




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